CO2 Emissions Intensity Reduction Goal
In September 2009, Idaho Power’s Board of Directors approved guidelines to reduce Idaho Power’s resource portfolio average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions intensity for the 2010 through 2013 time period to a level of 10 to 15 percent below its 2005 CO2 emissions intensity of 1,194 pounds CO2 per megawatt-hour (MWh).
Get the specifics about the goal from IDACORP, Inc.’s 8-K issued Sept. 17, 2009.
Idaho Power achieved this goal, and then extended the CO2 emissions intensity goal for 2014-2015 in November, 2012.
This extended goal was also met. As a result, in May 2015 Idaho Power further extended and expanded the goal, setting a reduction in company-owned resource portfolio average CO2 emissions intensity to 15 to 20 percent below 2005 levels for the 2010-2017 timeframe. In May 2017, the Board of Directors approved the current CO2 emissions intensity goal, which extends the target CO2 emissions intensity of 15 to 20 percent below the 2005 CO2 emissions intensity through 2020.
The chart below tracks Idaho Power’s progress toward meeting this new goal.
The chart above only includes emissions and generation from Idaho Power-owned generation resources. If Idaho Power has sold any Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), the renewable generation creating those RECs is not included in this CO2 emissions intensity calculation.
Emissions Intensity Ranking
Pounds of CO2 Emitted in 2015 Per Megawatt Hour Produced
Idaho Power is ranked as the 47th-lowest carbon dioxide emitter per megawatt hour produced among the nation’s 100 largest electricity producers. As we look to new energy resources to ensure comfort and security for our customers today, we continue to be mindful of future generations.
See how Idaho Power compares to the nation’s 100 largest electricity producers in CO2 emissions intensity below.
The data in this chart comes from the June 2017 Benchmarking Air Emissions of the 100 Largest Electric Power Producers in the United States, based on 2015 generation and emissions. This report is the product of a collaborative effort among Bank of America, Calpine, Entergy, Exelon, Tenaska, Ceres, and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).